Welcoming Austria, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, and Switzerland to the Kickstarter Community!

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We’re thrilled to announce that Kickstarter is now available to creators in five more European countries: Austria, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. Starting today, artists, inventors, designers, and makers of all types can launch projects on Kickstarter and share them with our global community.

People from all around the world are using Kickstarter to work together and bring creative ideas to life, and this year we’ve focused on adding European culture and creativity to the site. We’re available to creators in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden — and now these five new countries as well. We’ve made the site available in French, German, and Spanish, and added a new tool for captioning your videos in lots of different languages.

The creative community in Europe dates back through centuries — after all, it's the source of some of the world’s most significant art, music, and literature. Believe it or not, the idea behind Kickstarter is equally steeped in history. Ever heard of Mozart?

But European creativity doesn’t exist just in museums and books. It’s happening now, in cities across the continent. We’re celebrating our European launches this week at Sonar+D in Barcelona, the international conference that covers the digital transformation of the creative industry. We’ll have a series of talks and workshops, and we’ll be presenting a selection of unique projects at the intersection of art and technology in the #MadeWithKickstarter space at MarketLab, with creators themselves on hand to discuss their work. Please say hi if you’re there!

Can’t make it to Barcelona? Still excited about Kickstarter in Europe? Today’s your day to start a project, share it with the world, and make something amazing.

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    1. Roberto Chibbaro on

      So, you add Italy and not italian? Or i miss something?

    2. Antonio Orlando on

      That's very good to hear!
      I can speak for me and a lot of creative Italians that I know: expect the unexpected, and get ready to enjoy a lot of good projects.

    3. Pier Luigi Ambrosini on

      Italy had some of strange laws about crowfunding so i think we had to wait a while....

    4. Deus Games on

      That's just GREAT!!!!!

    5. Pierce Lohman on

      That is awesome guys! Would love to get in contact with someone with Kickstarter for your swiss segment. Have questions and coffee (and maybe also chocolat if interested) here for you guys :-)

    6. Fabrizio Ciamprone on

      I'm very excited about this news! Thank you for adding Italy to Kickstarter community :)

    7. Daniele Di Rubbo
      Superbacker
      on

      Good news is good news! ;-)

    8. Gabriele Levy on

      When will be released the israeli version?

    9. Gregor Schmidinger on

      Very excited. Can't wait to do my next crowd funding project on Kickstarter. :D

    10. Roberto on

      Pier Luigi Ambrosini: Italy does not have any laws regarding reward-based crowdfunding. Only for Equity-based crowdfunding. Reward-based is unregulated and open.

    11. FU KICKSTARTER, DON'T CARE ABOUT BACKERS on

      I wonder if US backers are able to leverage US laws for fraudulent projects. The FTC has finally stepped in to regulate the industry since Kickstarter will not support their other customer - the backers.

      https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2015/06/crowdfunding-project-creator-settles-ftc-charges-deception

      Fraudulent project
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/912108680/malvin-joyce-premium-100-american-made-boots

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1747259538/take-appart-paddleboard
      **Sold the company before delivering rewards.

    12. Attilio Alessandro on

      Roberto Chibbaro 1 day ago
      So, you add Italy and not italian? Or i miss something?

      Same as above... ??

    13. Andrea Mazzuca on

      Dears when will it be launched exactly here in Italy? Thanks for this great investment...!

    14. Orlando on

      Sorry but in Belgium, we have 2 main languages, French and Dutch...

    15. Valerio Canetti on

      I'm trying to add my project based in Italy but, when I'm asked to insert my address, bank information etc. it is impossible to do it from Italy. The accepted states are only from USA and the form include information as SSN and EIN that are for USA citizens only.

    16. Alexandre Antoine on

      That's a really good news for Luxembourg.
      I will submit my new project quit soon

    17. Lorenzo Giovenali on

      LOL Luxemburg, are you kidding me?
      Is this for banks / big corporations projects? fu***ing tax heaven...

    18. Louis-Philippe Loncke on

      @KickStarter, can you promote or give a shout about it.Would be great actually if you could email all Belgian backers (about 10.000 I think)

      To Belgian creators (and Belgian backers) use twitter #BeCrowdF for your projects, you might receive more support from your national country backers :)
      also where discussions can happen: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeCrowdF/

    19. FU KICKSTARTER, DON'T CARE ABOUT BACKERS on

      Another project that turned out to be a scam.
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jonatherton/stormtag-a-bluetooth-weather-station-on-your-keyri

      Kickstarter needs to have a better way of filtering out frauds and helping backers after they have been scammed.

    20. FU KICKSTARTER, DON'T CARE ABOUT BACKERS on

      If you get scammed by a US based project, file your complaint here.

      https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#crnt

    21. Cristina Lozano on

      Now you can add Argentina!

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      salavatt on

      when Russia ? Russia when ?

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    24. Johannes Nefischer on

      Great Start here in Austria - my first interviews with successfull projects here in german speaking world http://wts-steuerberatung.com/crowdfunding-projekt-airy-von-der-allergie-zum-unternehmen-ein-interview-mit-peer-arne-boettcher

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    26. himmat singh parihar on

      I am from India - I had been making 1/6 Armors of Knights and Warriors and have ample experience in this field I want to launch my own series of Indian and Asian specially central Asian warrior series of 20 great personalities. I can forge sheet in articulated Armour and make chain mail as small as 2 mm internal dia of the ring.
      Kindly advise if I can be included into the funding program of the KICKSTART
      Kindly appraise me how to proceed.

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